T-kragsig's Top 100 Disturbing Movies - What I've seenby MissHorrorshow | created - 15 Jul 2013 | updated - 15 Jul 2013 | Public
IMDb user T-kragsig made an amazing, comprehensive list of what they deemed to be the top 100 most disturbing movies. Here, I'll be listing which of them I've seen. You can see T-kragsig's list here: http://www.imdb.com/list/JrGAWfo8AUE/
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1. Cannibal Holocaust (1980)
Unrated | 95 min | Adventure, Horror
During a rescue mission into the Amazon rainforest, a professor stumbles across lost film shot by a missing documentary crew.
This movie is by many people rated as the most disturbing movie of all time. I agree it's disturbing, but since 1980, lots of new movies have been made and the #1 spot is lost forever! I think especially the animal cruelty is hard to watch!
2. The Grudge (2004)
PG-13 | 91 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An American nurse living and working in Tokyo is exposed to a mysterious supernatural curse, one that locks a person in a powerful rage before claiming their life and spreading to another victim.
Votes: 135,466 | Gross: $110.36M
Same concept like "The Ring"; The Grudge is also an american remake of a Japanese horror movie. Also very scary the first time.
- The Grudge 2 -
- The Grudge 3 -
3. Se7en (1995)
R | 127 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery
Two detectives, a rookie and a veteran, hunt a serial killer who uses the seven deadly sins as his motives.
Votes: 1,359,422 | Gross: $100.13M
This is a masterpiece!
4. The Last House on the Left (2009)
R | 110 min | Horror, Thriller
After kidnapping and brutally assaulting two young women, a gang unknowingly finds refuge at a vacation home belonging to the parents of one of the victims: a mother and father who devise an increasingly gruesome series of revenge tactics.
Votes: 82,039 | Gross: $32.75M
How a mom and dad revenge their daughter in some cruel ways!
5. The Exorcist (1973)
R | 122 min | Horror
When a 12 year-old girl is possessed by a mysterious entity, her mother seeks the help of two priests to save her.
Votes: 347,369 | Gross: $232.91M
Also rated #1 on several horror lists. The special effects are great and there are some really creepy scenes. Amazing this movie still shocks forty years later!
Lots of sequels are made; All with a little or no success. I have seen most of them and they really stink. That's why I'll not mention them here! Just stick with this original movie and you will do fine!
6. Hostel (2005)
R | 94 min | Horror
Three backpackers head to a Slovak city that promises to meet their hedonistic expectations, with no idea of the hell that awaits them.
Votes: 163,801 | Gross: $47.33M
Eli Roth made Slovakia a popular backpacker destination in 2005...! Great story and highly disturbing!
- Hostel Part II -
- Hostel Part III -
7. The Hills Have Eyes (2006)
R | 107 min | Horror, Thriller
A family falls victim to a group of mutated cannibals in a desert far away from civilization.
Votes: 153,422 | Gross: $41.78M
An entertaining horror movie, with some freaky kinda humans!
- The Hills Have Eyes II -
8. Saw (2004)
R | 103 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
Two strangers, who awaken in a room with no recollection of how they got there, soon discover they're pawns in a deadly game perpetrated by a notorious serial killer.
Votes: 364,775 | Gross: $56.00M
I'm a Saw fan!
Don't care what other say, I think all Saw movies are great!
That's why they get an overall rating!
9. A Serbian Film (2010)
NC-17 | 104 min | Horror, Mystery, Thriller
An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film.
Stunning movie! So many extremely disturbing scenes in a well produced horror movie, are never seen before! The soundtrack really rocks! Most disturbing movie ever!
10. Martyrs (2008)
R | 99 min | Horror
A young woman's quest for revenge against the people who kidnapped and tormented her as a child leads her and a friend, who is also a victim of child abuse, on a terrifying journey into a living hell of depravity.
Amazing movie which really made a great impression on me. I really felt with this brave, pretty girl. Very hard to watch and a spectacular ending. Intense and intelligent movie, which truly deserves a top position on this list!
11. Inside (2007)
R | 82 min | Horror
Four months after the death of her husband, a woman on the brink of motherhood is tormented in her home by a strange woman who wants her unborn baby.
Wondering if all the visitors in this movie are stupid, since nobody can take out the crazy bitch? Please don't watch this movie, with your pregnant girlfriend!
12. American Psycho (2000)
R | 101 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama
A wealthy New York City investment banking executive, Patrick Bateman, hides his alternate psychopathic ego from his co-workers and friends as he delves deeper into his violent, hedonistic fantasies.
Votes: 457,071 | Gross: $15.07M
Christian Bale plays this role very convincing! I just love this movie and all the great quotes in it! One of my absolute favorite films!
13. The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2009)
R | 92 min | Horror
A mad scientist kidnaps and mutilates a trio of tourists in order to reassemble them into a human centipede, created by stitching their mouths to each others' rectums.
Votes: 70,227 | Gross: $0.18M
Very disturbing manuscript, but the movie appears to be less scary than I expected. I actually think it's funny and entertaining!
- The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) -
14. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
R | 136 min | Crime, Drama, Sci-Fi
In the future, a sadistic gang leader is imprisoned and volunteers for a conduct-aversion experiment, but it doesn't go as planned.
This is a really classic disturbing movie. Remember "Singing in the rain"?
15. August Underground (2001 Video)
Unrated | 70 min | Horror
Two serial killers go on a murdering rampage as one films the outcome from behind a video camera.
An infamous trilogy of simulated snuff movies with very low budgets.
- August Underground -
- August Underground's Mordum -
- August Underground's Penance -
16. Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer (1986)
Unrated | 83 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Henry, a drifter, commits a series of brutal murders, supposedly operating with impunity.
Votes: 30,033 | Gross: $0.61M
Michael Rooker is a cool actor and Henry is still a good and shocking movie!
17. Dark Water (2005)
PG-13 | 105 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A mother and daughter, still wounded from a bitter custody dispute, hole up in a run-down apartment building. Adding further drama to their plight, they are targeted by the ghost of former resident.
Votes: 58,359 | Gross: $25.47M
Also an american remake of a Japanese horror and also pretty scary!
18. Murder-Set-Pieces (2004)
R | 105 min | Horror
A fashion photographer exposes his demented childhood and zooms his evil lens on the oldest profession under the moon, in quite possibly the most notorious serial killer film ever made.
Extremely graphic movie and some pretty cool acting by the main character! Very disturbing and entertaining!
19. The Experiment (2001)
R | 120 min | Drama, Thriller
For two weeks, 20 male participants are hired to play prisoners and guards in a prison. The "prisoners" have to follow seemingly mild rules, and the "guards" are told to retain order without using physical violence.
Votes: 88,788 | Gross: $0.14M
Don't watch the weak american remake of this movie with Forest Whitaker & Adrien Brody! I have seen both and no doubt about, that the german version is ten times better!
20. Audition (1999)
R | 115 min | Drama, Horror, Mystery
A widower takes an offer to screen girls at a special audition, arranged for him by a friend to find him a new wife. The one he fancies is not who she appears to be after all.
The last 30 minutes shows, what a bitch she really is. Unexpected and twisted way of torture I haven't seen before!
21. Nekromantik (1987)
Not Rated | 71 min | Horror
A street sweeper who cleans up after grisly accidents brings home a full corpse for him and his wife to enjoy sexually, but is dismayed to see that his wife prefers the corpse over him.
Like I said about "Aftermath" necrophilia is very sick. Nekromantik is an old movie made with bad actors for a very low budget. The movie is more ridiculous than scary, but it's disturbing, no doubt about that. The scene with the knife at 1:06 is very weird and I really don't know what the director will show with this? Disturbing - Yes! Interesting - No!
22. Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975)
Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Horror, War
In World War II Italy, four fascist libertines round up nine adolescent boys and girls and subject them to one hundred and twenty days of physical, mental and sexual torture.
Almost 2 hours of disturbing, but boring content! I really don't understand why this movie is top rated by lots of people. I really feel for the actors and hope they were paid well for all the embarrassing scenes!
23. High Tension (2003)
R | 91 min | Horror
Best friends Marie and Alexia decide to spend a quiet weekend at Alexia's parents' secluded farmhouse. But on the night of their arrival, the girls' idyllic getaway turns into an endless night of horror.
Votes: 65,081 | Gross: $3.68M
This movie delivers action, horror and a surprising plot!
25. Men Behind the Sun (1988)
Not Rated | 105 min | Drama, History, Horror
Japanese troops round up Chinese and Russian prisoners of war and take them to unit 731, where they're horribly tortured and experimented on to test new biological weapons.
This is an insane movie with several disturbing scenes. An autopsy on a living boy and a cat attacked by mice are only a few of the insane things one can expect of this movie. What makes it very creepy is that it all happened in real life in WW2!
26. Requiem for a Dream (2000)
R | 102 min | Drama
The drug-induced utopias of four Coney Island people are shattered when their addictions run deep.
Votes: 730,207 | Gross: $3.64M
This disturbing movie should be an official cure against drugs!
27. Red White & Blue (2010)
Not Rated | 103 min | Drama, History, Thriller
A woman attracts the attention of a psychopathic former Army interrogator and an emotionally fragile young man caring for his ailing mother.
Actually a good movie about friendship, love and revenge! I'm positive surprised about the the plot and the disturbance factor!
28. Wrong Turn (I) (2003)
R | 84 min | Horror
Six people find themselves trapped in the woods of West Virginia, hunted down by "cannibalistic mountain men grossly disfigured through generations of in-breeding."
Votes: 104,605 | Gross: $15.42M
Classic exciting no-brain horror!
29. Ilsa: She Wolf of the SS (1975)
R | 96 min | Drama, Horror, Thriller
Ilsa is an evil Nazi warden at a death camp that conducts "medical experiments". Ilsa's goal is to prove that women can withstand more pain and suffering than men and therefore should be allowed to fight on the front lines.
Ilsa, Harem Keeper of the Oil Sheiks (1976)
Ilsa the Tigress of Siberia (1977)
I had those movies on VHS several years ago. These are some really disturbing and cruel movies, spiced with some erotic. I cannot remember each one of them and decide to give an overall rating!
30. The Snowtown Murders (2011)
Not Rated | 119 min | Biography, Crime, Drama
Based on true events, 16 year-old Jamie falls in with his mother's new boyfriend and his crowd of self-appointed neighborhood watchmen, a relationship that leads to a spree of torture and murder.
Votes: 16,245 | Gross: $0.01M
31. Guinea Pig: Ginî piggu - Akuma no jikken (1985 Video)
43 min | Short, Horror
A duo of guys capture and brutally torture a young girl to the point of piercing her retina.
Director: Satoru Ogura
Guinea Pig 1-6 is an old classical "torture box" from Japan. It's faked snuff, which is made so realistic that Charlie Sheen believed it was real and prosecuted the director.
"Guinea Pig: Devil's Experiment" is pretty hard to watch, especially the scene with the eye. But it's some old s*** and what was extremely scary in 1985 is just not cool now!
After this movie 5 sequels are made:
- Guinea Pig 2: Flower of Flesh and Blood -
- Guinea Pig 3: Shudder! The Man Who Doesn't Die -
- Guinea Pig 4: Devil Woman Doctor -
- Guinea Pig 5: Android of Notre Dame -
- Guinea Pig 6: Mermaid in a Manhole -
32. The Girl Next Door (2007)
R | 91 min | Crime, Drama, Horror
Follows the unspeakable torture and abuses committed on a teenage girl in the care of her aunt and the boys who witness and fail to report the crime.
This sweet girl next door is tortured the most horrible ways by other children. Extreme cruel movie, inspired by actual events!
33. House of 1000 Corpses (2003)
R | 89 min | Horror
Two young couples traveling across the backwoods of Texas searching for urban legends of murder end up as prisoners of a bizarre and sadistic backwater family of serial killers.
Votes: 73,220 | Gross: $12.63M
34. Jungle Holocaust (1977)
R | 88 min | Adventure, Horror
An oil prospector escapes from capture by a primitive cannibal tribe in the Philippines' rain forest and heads out with a female hostage to locate his missing companion and their plane to return home.
35. Cannibal Ferox (1981)
Not Rated | 93 min | Adventure, Horror
Three friends out to disprove cannibalism meet two men on the run who tortured and enslaved a cannibal tribe to find emeralds, and now the tribe is out for revenge.
36. Red State (2011)
R | 88 min | Action, Crime, Horror
Set in Middle America, a group of teens receive an online invitation for sex, though they soon encounter fundamentalists with a much more sinister agenda.
Votes: 60,598 | Gross: $1.10M
37. Re-Animator (1985)
Unrated | 105 min | Comedy, Horror, Sci-Fi
After an odd new medical student arrives on campus, a dedicated local and his girlfriend become involved in bizarre experiments centering around the re-animation of dead tissue.
Votes: 52,796 | Gross: $2.02M
38. I Spit on Your Grave (2010)
R | 108 min | Horror, Thriller
A writer who is brutalized during her cabin retreat seeks revenge on her attackers, who left her for dead.
Votes: 72,361 | Gross: $0.09M
I'm very positive about this remake! A crazy sherif and some twisted scenes makes it better than the original. Story is the same, but almost every scene is changed!
- I Spit on Your Grave (1978) -
39. The Passion of the Christ (2004)
R | 127 min | Drama
Depicts the final twelve hours in the life of Jesus of Nazareth, on the day of his crucifixion in Jerusalem.
Votes: 205,929 | Gross: $370.78M
Intense torture scenes! Well produced movie telling the history in a very graphic way!
40. Natural Born Killers (1994)
R | 118 min | Action, Crime, Drama
Two victims of traumatized childhoods become lovers and psychopathic serial murderers irresponsibly glorified by the mass media.
Votes: 207,680 | Gross: $50.28M
Extremely entertaining and disturbant movie!
41. Hard Candy (2005)
R | 104 min | Drama, Thriller
A teenager meets a man in order to expose him under the suspicion that he abducts underage girls.
Votes: 149,959 | Gross: $1.01M
Okay movie about a twisted guy, but also a twisted girl (I think)!
43. American History X (1998)
R | 119 min | Drama
A former neo-nazi skinhead tries to prevent his younger brother from going down the same wrong path that he did.
Votes: 991,569 | Gross: $6.72M
Not a horror movie, but very disturbant! I guess you all have seen this! No question about it deserves a spot on this list!
44. Frontier(s) (2007)
Unrated | 108 min | Horror
A gang of young thieves flee Paris during the violent aftermath of a political election, only to hole up at an Inn run by neo-Nazis.
Texas Chainsaw Massacre + Hostel x 10 = Frontier(s)
"New French Extremity" rocks!